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Next Regular Club Meeting

DATE: February 4, 2021

TIME: 7:00 PM on Zoom

TOPIC: Jigs and method for fluting with a router and indexing


We will begin with the business of the club , to be followed by the main presentation and demonstration.  ALL MEMBERS will receive an advance Email with a Zoom link which will make it easy to attend and participate.  Members may invite others to join in if they wish.


2021 Member Dues are Due

All INW Members, and potential new members:  renewal of your INW membership is due in January, 2021.  The Board has elected to credit ALL payments for dues received in December 2020 through January 2021 with $10.00 to be applied only for registration to one of our charged remote interactive demonstrations.  If you want the $10 credit for your registration to the January 7th meeting with Kirk Deheer on sharpening, you MUST renew your dues before that meeting with a deadline for that of January 5th.  You can easily renew on line at:  httpss://!/INW-MEMBERSHIP-RENEWAL/p/82122216/category=0

Making Goat Bedding, Or Streaming Pine Ribbons

New Turning Stuff of Interest

INW members, please consider checking the Members Resources page regularly, but especially after a Zoom session with references or handouts.   About one week after each session a handout or supplies list should be posted to the Members Resources page.  They will be on the page with the newest "resource" up top.

SCRAPERS:  Here are the links to the excellent YouTube demonstrations by Brian Havens:

Conventional Scraping:

Negative Rake Scraping:

Shear Scraping:


Announcing the INW COMMUNITY Third Saturday Zoom Sessions !

We are scheduling INW Community Zoom Sessions till we can meet in person again:  monthly on the Third Saturday's at 10 AM to about Noon.  "Bring" your projects, completed or in progress, have discussions, get opinions and advice.  Whatever you need as relates to woodturning !  A Zoom address will be sent to INW members in advance of the session. Some moderators will be on line to help with their experience and expertise. 

Announcing the Forum Section of our WebSite !

INW Website now has a "FORUM" section.  See the top heading bar and feel free to click on "Forum" and see what members have to post.  Topics can be added as needed and if you post a comment or topic that is more appropriate in an existing category or topic location, your post may be moved to that location in the forum.  


EMAILS:  You should be receiving emails from us regularly. IF YOU ARE NOT getting emails, we do not have a working email address for you !.   Send an email to and we will update your email address. 

If you need an Introduction to Zoom see the top menu bar of this web site.  If you are completely new to Zoom, you may find it helpful.

Regular Upcoming Zoom Meetings:   Third Saturday of every month:  INW Community Zoom:  10 AM to about Noon.  "Bring" your projects, completed or in progress, have discussions, get opinions and advice.  Whatever you need as relates to woodturning !  A Zoom address will be sent to INW members in advance of the session. Some moderators will be on-line to help or lend opinion.


January 7th, 2021:  Great full 3 hours of learning and discussion with renowned turner and tool sharpener, Kirk DeHeer.  We had just over 40 attendees and had ample time for questions (we were FULL of questions!) and great answers by Kirk.  A couple pearls and a couple gems for everyone. Kirk mentioned the new series of "Woodturning 101" videos that Craft Supplies USA is producing and which are accessible on their website HERE. The first 2 out of a potential 6 are ready for viewing on YouTube. He also referenced the "Woodturning Notes" pamphlet produced by Allan Batty several years ago. It includes guidelines for sharpening skew chisels and can be downloaded in PDF format for free from their website, HERE.

December 3rd:  Damon did a wonderful presentation on multi-axis turning.  He filled in with essentially no notice when the scheduled demonstrator was ill.  Damon's multiaxis work, including his spectacular fish turnings can be seen in the Member's Galleries section.  Thanks Damon!

November 5th:  Craig Timmerman returns with a highly anticipated session introducing multi axis turning. The weed pots were a blast !  Great demo and well received with a good turn out.

October 1st:  Ron V and Carl presented on Scrapers.  See links above for some YouTube based demos.  

September 3rd:  Doug presented on how to prepare a log to be a bowl blank.  This session is still available as a recording in the Members Resources Page.

August 6th:   with Craig Timmerman  httpss:// on winged/footed bowls  Craig is an experienced and remarkable turner and remote interactive demonstrator.  This was a great demo. Well filmed and conducted !  Complete session Video and Reference lists are now on Members Resources page.  Members can access the information and video at their leisure.

July 18th with Alan and Lauren Zenreich.  Great session on pendant turning and embellishment.  Fun and interesting session.  Their Resources page is now available on the Members Resources page of INW.   

June 4th, Trent Bosch, nationally renowned turner and tool maker,  presented bowl turning and bowl  embellishment techniques.   A video link to the demo session is available to our members, even if they did not attend the event via Zoom.  It is posted in the Members Resources page.  

May 8th: INW had a GREAT Zoom meeting 5/7/20.  Damon's demo of buffing technique was great and included the use of the Beale Buffing System.   Members can check out Damon's hand out NOW on buffing in the Members Resources Page.

Member's Resource News:

Craig Timmerman Video and Resources Links:  From our August 6th meeting, find the complete video and resources links.  Great material !

Alan and Lauren Zenreich:  Great session on pendant turning and embellishment.   Their Resources handout is now available on the Members Resources page of INW.   

New PDF handout on buffing with the Beale systems by Damon is now posted on the Members Resources Page.

Two new articles on tuning up your lathe to help it run true, and getting rid of vibrations are now on the member resources page.  Since many of us never attend to necessary lathe maintenance, these are worth the read !  Then do some work to get your lathe in peak form.

A great video on how to turn a solid sphere easily and without a jig:  httpss://   Courtesy of Craig Timmerman.  His web site is

A new YouTube with Glenn Lucas demonstration how to remount a rough turned and aged to dry bowl blank:  httpss://

Using PEG to stabilize wet turnings and prevent cracking on drying.  See it on the Members Resources page !

Guide to Gouges and a new video on getting the 40/40 grind are now on the Member Resources page.

Notes on Reverse Chucking to finish backs or bottoms of projects is now available to download on the Member Resources page.

Deep Hollowing:  Other than spindle work and bowls, deep hollowing is a main area of turning.  Considered an "advanced" practice by some, there are techniques to make this practice available to almost all turners.  Here is a review of various deep hollowing techniques, devices, fixtures, and safety. 

OK, you mini-lathe folks:  You want to see crazy ?  Well this is crazy !  Worth a look see!

An article on VACUUM CHUCK SET UP is available on the Member's Resources page.

Candle Stick Drill Bit:  Modification of an inexpensive spade bit:  see Member Resource Page

Need something?  Go to the Links page as it may have a great source for you listed, with many suppliers that our members have experience with.  If you have a recommendation to list, please let us know.

Become a Member :  Click here!

Turning of the Month

If you have a picture of one of your pieces that you would like to submit for consideration as Turning of the Month, please send it to us.  We will try to change these out at least monthly.    Email:

Here we have two of Turner Damon's pine bowls, hollowed out using an invisible technique, with paint and texture applied to the surface.

Turner Damon's fish series is shaped entirely by turning on the lathe (i.e., no bandsaw work). The wood is poplar, and they are also painted and hand carved.



Community Programs and Mentoring: All currently on hold.

Program for District 81 Middle and High Schools:  Members of INW are currently helping Ferris students with their wood turning projects through demonstrations and mentoring.   Schools with wood shop and available for our help:  Ferris HS, Shadle HS, Rodgers HS, Chase MS, Salk MS, and Glover MS.  Our kids need our help !  Their industrial arts teachers need our help !  Consider volunteering.  We would like to have a minimum of 2 volunteers for each school location.  Typically a volunteer helps in the shop one period once a week.  That's only one hour a week !  Please contact Ron Valley or  Treasurer Carl for more information on how you can help out.  
VetsGarage  (3915 E. Francis Ave., #C10, Spokane, WA 99217, near Francis and Freya).   Mentoring new turners every Tuesday, early afternoon.  Please talk to President Doug for more information how you can help out.

Fairchild Air Force Base woodturning mentoring:  Members of INW are invited to help mentor beginning turners at FAFB on the 1st Saturday of each month.  The wood shop at FAFB is fantastic and they have several lathes on which we can help military staff and retired military learn our wonderful craft.  Please talk to Damon or Doug for attendance infomation.


General Resources and Links:

Please see our Links Page for sources of tools, supplies, and other ideas vital to woodturners.  Constantly being updated based on member recommendations !

Downloads as PDF's to you downloads file location:

New article/manual of TRUE oval turning.  Fascinating!  

GREAT ARTICLE on SPALTING from the AAW: AW2506p54-60


OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

Testing Wood Glues:  a youtube video.    This one is worth the trouble of skipping the commercials.  Please hit skip the commercials as soon as possible.  I am not responsible if you watch the commercials !  Carl .   What is really amazing is how relatively well Elmers original wood glue does !  Not the best anymore, but still pretty amazing.


Tree Falls:

If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.  Some notes regarding harvesting wood:  Wood gathering that is a club sanctioned event requires at least one Officer of the Board to be present during the event.  Additionally it is not allowed to fell any trees (on private or public property) as a part of INW.   You may do so if you desire but at your own risk and liability.  These rules are considered reasonable and in accord with the club's insurance coverage requirements.  


2021 Dues Renewal and NEW members: INW annual dues are due at the beginning of January.  $35.00 (single or family). Renewal at any time during the year remains $35.00.  NEW memberships are prorated by the amount of the year remaining with a minimum in June through December of $25.00.   Pay on line on the Dues and Store page, or at meetings. 

DONATE TO INW!  There is also a STORE  "item" for donations, in which you can donate in multiples of $10.00 amounts. All donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt can be provided if requested. 

Dues and donations are a way we can continue to provide and increase YOUR clubs services and quality ! 


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 The Lend A Lathe Program is designed primarily for new turners getting a start on their woodturning experience. Currently a Rikon Midi  and a Jet Midi are in the program, with initial 3 month loan periods.  For applications and supporting materials contact LALP Director,  Damon at     

Want to help the Inland Northwest Woodturners in our mission to educate and encourage woodturning?

PLEASE see the WEB STORE PAGE to make donations in multiples of $10 by on line credit card. 

Cash or checks for donations to Treasurer Carl.



WANT TO JOIN INW? :  EASY !!!  Go to the Store and Dues Page, scroll down to New Membership and securely pay on  line.  You will receive an email with details on member sign on information within several days.

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